Putting a quick, healthy meal together requires a well-equipped kitchen. But, several nutritious foods are perishable and have to be consumed quickly, leading to a shortage.
Nevertheless, you can store some healthy, lasting staples in your freezer or fridge and use them to prepare nutritious meals or snacks.
Here are five super healthy staples you should always have.
1. Dried/Canned lentils and beans
Lentils and beans are some of the top healthiest foods: rich in B vitamins, iron, fiber, magnesium. When dried and canned, they can last for a very long time.
Grain-based dishes such as soups, pilafs, and salads are great meal choices when in doubt. Grains like bulgur, quinoa, brown rice, and oats have a shelf life ranging from months to years.
3. Fermented foods
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi are tasty, versatile, super healthy, and long-lasting.
4. Healthy Condiments
The right spices can transform an ordinary meal into a sensational one in seconds. Some examples of healthy and tasty condiments include salsa, coconut butter, tamari, and siracha.
Eggs can stay for about five weeks when refrigerated. They are rich in vitamins and minerals.